In what way is the cornea cut in laser surgery?

LASIK. Is another type of eye surgery in which the cornea is cut. In this procedure a thin segment of the front of the eye is cut with either a surgical blade or a laser. The flap which results is moved out of the way then the underlying corneal tissue is lasered to treat the patient's glasses correction. After this, the superficial flap of tissue is placed over the treated area.
Cataract Surgery. The most common way to cut the cornea during cataract surgery is with a small. Thin blade. Recently lasers have been introduced as an alternative way to cut the cornea during cataract surgery.

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Can laser surgery only be used for the eye?

Laser eye. There are different types of lasers used by different specialists for different purposes. Ophthalmology may use 5 different lasers. Dermatology uses them routinely as well. Lasers cut, burn, ablate, and open holes into tissue, but there are many areas where they are not that useful, and other instruments are better. Read more...

What are the risks of laser surgery to the eye?

Minimal Risks. Any surgery can have risks, but the risks of laser vision correction happen only rarely. The more serious are infection and poor healing causing decrease in vision. See your eye md to determine whether you are a good candidate. Read more...
Laser eye surgery. Risk of laser eye surgery include dry eye, glare/haloes, possible need for enhancement, infection, corneal scarring, decreased vision, ectasia, and other problems. These issue are very uncommon though. Read more...

Cateracts 10 years after laser surgery. Corneal scarring. Difficult to remove cateracts. What to do?

Combined surgeries . It depends on the severity of corneal scarring . If severe enough a combined cornea transplant with cataract surgery can be done. If the cornea is still viable consider having a retinal surgeon work with a cataract surgeon to safely remove the cataract . Read more...
Cataract, K scar. New tools help remove cataracts in patients with significant corneal (K) scarring. Trypan blue and other dyes can stain capsule of cataract to make removal safer. More information: eyedoc2020 blogspot com. Read more...

Is eye laser surgery safe?

Yes. In general its very safe but you should have a complete eye exam for any unknown issues with your eyes. Read more...
Yes. Been around since 1990s. Safe if you are a good candidate, the proper preop evaluation has been performed to recognize any problems that may be encountered from lasering the cornea. Read more...

How effective is eye laser surgery?

Depends on patient. Eye laser surgery is great for the patient who is a good candidate. One needs to be evaluated by a lasik surgeon to determine this. Read more...

What makes eye laser surgery so expensive?

Well in short. Everything medical is expensive. If you take a piece of gauze and call it for hospital use it usually doubles in price. Read more...

What are the major risks of eye laser surgery?

Depends on procedure. The exact risks depend on the procedure being performed, lasik/prk/lasek etc. For all, the rates of complications are extremely low. As with any surgery there is a risk of infection or excessive inflammation. See a refractive surgeon for a consultation to determine your personal risk profile. Read more...
Risk Involved. Lasik eye surgery is one of the safest procedures of its kind, with an excellent profile and success rate. Major complications after lasik are extremely rare, occurring in less than 1% of all patients. Most side effects are minor and can be easily resolved. Some risk are: dry eyes, undercorrection or overcorrection, temporary discomfort. Read more...
Depends. Laser is used to change the optical power of the eye (lasik or prk)_, but also used to treat glaucoma, retina vascular disease and some other problems of the eye. The risk varies with the site, the intensity of treatment and the overall health of the eye. Discuss with your treating ophthalmologist to get the full answer for what your needs are. Read more...